Master'sEconomics and Quantitative Analysis - Financial Economics

A Master of Arts (MA) in economics and quantitative analysis from Wichita State State’s AACSB-accredited Barton School of Business offers you three specialized options to choose from—data analytics, financial economics or international economics. All three options will equip you with a broad understanding of the overall economic environment, which will help you as you advance your career or pursue your Ph.D. in economics. A no-concentration option is also available for students who want to to customize their program of study. This graduate program has been classified as STEM (CIP Code 45.0603). Students in our program can apply for a 24-month STEM extension of F1 Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Learn how Economics and Quantitative Analysis - Financial Economics is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

  • Have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Admission is based primarily on GPA and background in economics
  • Admission to full standing requires at 2.75 GPA for the last 60 credit hours and for courses in economics and required mathematics
  • The Graduate Record Examination is not required

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The financial economics option is ideal for careers in the financial sector, including financial management and areas related to money and capital markets, monetary policy and financial and monetary institutions.

All tracks require either a thesis (30 credit hours) or an independent research project and an additional course in the student’s area of interest (33 credit hours). The MA degree in economics and quantitative analysis is typically completed in four semesters.


A graduate degree in economics from Wichita State's Barton School will help you take the next step in your career—while opening doors to new possibilities.

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